Consolidated PBY Catalina

Consolidated PBY Catalina

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The Consolidated PBY (Patrol Bomber the Y designating manufactured by Consolidated) was christened Catalina by the RAF, a name later adopted by the US, and Canso by the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force) Developed from a line of flying boats manufactured by the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation over 4000 PBY Catalinas where produced and they served with distinction in nearly every theatre of the Second World War.

B12 Steam Locomotive 8572

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B12 Steam Locomotive 8572 on the North Norfolk Railway
B12 Express passenger locomotive 8572 built in 1928 and preserved on the North Norfolk Railway in LNER apple green livery.

B12 8572 History

B12 Express passenger locomotive 8572 built in 1928 and preserved on the North Norfolk Railway in LNER apple green livery.

This B12 steam locomotive, 8572 was built in 1928 by Beyer Peacock for the LNER (London and North Eastern Railway). The original design, although modified by 1928, dated back to the GER (Great Eastern Railway) in 1908.

P51D Mustang Ferocious Frankie

The P51D Mustang

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P51 Mustang – Brief History

The fast and agile North American P51D Mustangs that ranged over Europe in the last two years of the second world war probably played as larger part in Germanys defeat as the Spitfire and Hurricane did in the Battle of Britain. The Mustang was the first single engined long range fighter able to escort US army air force bombers all the way to Berlin and back. The Luftwaffe fighter pilots could no longer wait for the American fighters to turn back before attacking the unescorted bombers.

Black Prince Steam Engine

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Black Prince 9F Steam Engine 92203

Writing Captions

Writing a captions is easy right? Just put in what’s in the photo. As the saying goes ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’. So why duplicate what is in the photo? It is what is not there that is more important. And then we need to consider our audience. The average person might not spot the ‘mistake’ in the title of this post but and enthusiast might.

Nigel Wilson and his Yak 52 G-BXJB at Old Buckenham

How to Caption Aircraft Photos

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Captioning aircraft photos can be a bit daunting especially if you are not an aircraft nut and barely know the difference between a Boeing and a Bolkow.